Inktober Witches 9 – Lolita

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As background: While I’m passingly familiar with lolita fasion, I had to do a lot of research to get the look down, and while I was looking I noticed a pattern. Most of the poses I found were bland ‘kick up one foot and try to look adorable’ poses (aka: cheesecake). Frankly, I didn’t want to do anything that boring and just draw someone in a fluffy dress posing and trying to be cute.(Honestly, what would be the point? You can find about 100000000 photos and at least as many deviant-art posts of that exact thing all over the internet.)
SO, instead this pose is based off an American Ninja Warrior contestant scaling a wall… because I can. 😀

This is Tiffany. Tiffany REALLY likes to stay in shape and push her body to its limits – and she really really likes getting dressed up in floofy, lacy, cutesy outfits. She really gets a kick out of doing things like this while in full lolita dress, just to blow tourists’ minds. Tiffany has an entire Pintrist board that is nothing but photos of her doing insane stunts in her outfits, posted by people who happened to be nearby at the time.
She also dresses up her raven familiar, Mimi, because if there’s anything Tiffany’s more passionate about than absurd feats of human fitness, it’s fashion and proper accessorizing.


 

And, since I promised my FB followers that I’d put up some in-progress images from this one, here you go!

Here’s the original sketch of the pose, just getting the walls and the braced position right:

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This is the more refined version with the raven added in, a basic poster layout, and roughed in clothes:inktober-witches-lolita-sketch-scan

The finished linework, before shading/touch-ups were added:inktober-witches-lolita-scan1

And then the finished piece:

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Tiffany here will definitely be getting full-color photoshop treatment later, as will most of my ladies.

 

Inktober Witches 8 – Blood Witch

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(The prompt just said ‘blood witch’. It didn’t specify what she was -doing- with the blood.)

Yasmine donates regularly, and since she’s a blood-witch, (here meaning she has blood-based magical abilities) she can change her blood-type to pretty much whatever she wants, so she can always give what hospitals need the most. All the nurses in her city now know her on sight and send her handwritten cards for every holiday.

Inktober Witches 6 – Oracle

I admit it, I had too much fun with this one once I got going. There are three of these ladies.

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# 1 is a pretty straight-forward oracle reading the future. Not that interesting, but fun to draw.
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#2 is a tech oracle. She’s a robot that pulls data from the world-wide-web and analyzes it to tell the future with surprising accuracy. She looks a little like a Norse shaman, because I was all set to draw one as my response to this prompt when my friend suggested the tech angle and I loved it too much not to do it. Then I decided to blend the two together.
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This one came from another delightful suggestion to do a ‘soccer mom’ oracle, reading a soccer-ball. 

Inktober Witches 5 – Socialite

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This is Edna Flabbergast III. She’s a well known witch that’s been in the biz for decades, and has hordes of admiring fans. She also just so happens to be obscenely wealthy, after some very strategic spell patents started paying off.
And if she wants to have that miniature pony her parents would never buy for her when she was a child as a familiar? Well, dang it, she’s going to.


I figured it’d be boring as hell to draw some 20 something lady in a skimpy dress posing for cameras. Other than tossing a hat on her head, she’d basically just be a Kardashian… Which… no. Just no.
SO, Edna came about. She’s an eccentric old witch with a flair for the dramatic and a tiny pony at her heels. Because that’s waaaaaaay more fun and interesting all around.

Inktober Witches 3 – Merchant

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This is Ethel. She sells her wares at the Witch Farmers Market every Saturday morning.

The prompt for this one was ‘ragamuffin’ or ‘merchant’ witch, so I went a little of both. I picture this as being a witch Farmer’s Market where witches set up booths with spell ingredients, home-made cheeses and soaps, and cute, pointless jewelry.

Ethel here specializes in spell ingredients.

Inktober Witches 2 – Urban

When I thought of an ‘urban’ witch, I pictured a hip young lady on a laptop, sipping chai while she researches spells. The iguana familiar was just for fun 😀

This young lady is sitting in her favorite coffee-shop, Witch’s Brew Espresso, with her familiar, Iggy, looking up medicinal teas at the moment. It’s early summer in California in my mind, so she’s dressed for the warm weather.

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Below is the original drawing that I scanned when this was first drawn back in November. I liked it ok, but was never 100% satisfied with the image as it was.
I think adding the tone on my chic witch helped tremendously, and getting the window decal in place to help establish what that big empty space on the right is helped too. I’m finally happy with the finished ink version, above, though she will almost certainly be getting the full-color Photoshop treatment later on (like most of my inktobers).

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Inktober Witches 1 – Seasonal

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Fun with hatching and cross-hatching!

“No, Miss Jingles, you may not have a cookie. These are for our friends. You can have some gushy food when we get home.”

This is my first Inktober Witch, who I decided to make Holiday Seasonal 😀
She’s delivering fresh-baked cookies to her friends down the street, with her familiar, Miss Jingles, in tow. (Miss Jingles has a thing for gingerbread.)

 

 

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The original plain lines

 

If anyone was wondering, I’m using a list of prompts called ’31 Witches’ created by ochibrochi.(The list is here). Thanks for the fun prompts, ochibrochi!